Handheld stopwatches and their stopwatch app counterpart are just one way to time athletes. Its the only way in situations where there is no automatic means to measure times available, because auto-timing is just not feasible. And there are quite a few other reasons. Nevertheless, in competitions and beyond, in many kinds of sports, various timing solutions beyond manual timing by stopwatch exist.
In a new contribution, I am trying to give a first overview what else is out there in terms of sports timing. This may develop into a more complete reference for sports timing as well as some suggestions where to find a sports timing service provider for an event. I look forward to extending this sports timing overview. Check it out, if you like. And if you have a particular question or demand, let me know how I can help you out and point you in the right direction.